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Triangular Bandage: Top 10 ways to use

Triangular Bandage: Top 10 ways to use

Since the 1800s the triangular bandage has been used in both hospital and pre-hospital settings. A popular device in First Aid many have learned the basics aof its use in First Aid classes throughout their education.

Our video goes through the top 10 uses for the triangular bandage in First Aid:

  1. Standard Sling: This is great for supporting a lower arm injury that does not need to or can't be elevated.


  1. Tubular Sling: This works best to support an arm or collarbone injury in an elevated position.


  1. Collar and cuff sling: simple to tie this helps support the weight of the arm and could be used for shoulder and collar bone injuries.


  1. Swathe: A secondary tie that assists in securing the injured arm to the body to prevent unintended movement especially during transport.


  1. Improvised Tourniquet: If a commercial tourniquet is not readily available and direct pressure does not control bleeding to a limb a triangular and rigid pole can be used if necessary.


  1. Figure 8 ankle tie: A great way to secure the legs together to splint a leg injury.


  1. Head Bandage. Works well to secure a bandage to the head


  1. Donut: can be formed around an impaled object to secure the object in place to prevent further damage during transport to the hospital.


  1. Pressure Bandage: A simple tie to hold pressure on a bleeding limb.


  1. Ice pack wrap: Helps create a thin barrier between the ice pack and skin to prevent unintended frost bite when cooling an injury.

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